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The Cantinero’s Legacy

Julio Cabrera BIO For over three decades, Cuban-born Julio Cabrera has been working as a Cantinero Bartender around the world. His career has taken him to Italy, Slovenia, Cancun, and most recently Miami — where he now calls home and is the co-owner of the award-winning Cafe La Trova. Over the years he’s won numerous …

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Leading with a Vision

Xavier Landais BIO Xavier Landais is a long time beverage director who has helped open and develop many world renown bars.Over the years he has opened nine venues under Caprice Holdings including Sexy Fish, Scott’s, Le Caprice, The Ivy, J. Sheekey, Daphne’s and Balthazar where he was the director of bars for the company.He’s been …

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From Idea to Reality

Giuseppe Gallo BIO Hailing from Italy, Giuseppe Gallo’s passion for mixology stems from his strong Italian heritage, dating back to his childhood, when he used to watch his mother make homemade Limoncello. He is the CEO and founder of Italicus, a spirit made with two Italian ingredients – bergamot from Calabria and cedro from Sicily. …

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The Magic of Directing

Declan McGurk BIO Declan McGurk is a passionate hospitality leader who specializes in high level bar management. Having begun a career in bars in 1999, McGurk has gone on to secure a number of leadership roles. Most notable has been the time spent at the iconic London hotel, The Savoy. He started off as the …

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Beyond the Martini Cocktail

Agostino Perrone BIO As the head of The Connaught Hotel bar, one of the world’s most prestigious bars, Ago Perrone has many valuable lessons to share. He has collected dozens of sought-after accolades during this career from CLASS awards Best Bartender 2006, to Bacardi Legacy Global winner in 2008, to several World’s Best awards for …

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The Art of Flair Bartending

Christian Delpech BIO Christian Delpech is an Argentinian born flair bartender who currently resides in Miami.Inspired by the movie Cocktail, he has become one of the most prolific flair bartending champions.Delpech has participated in numerous competitions throughout his career, achieving more than 17 world championships and over 50 first-places in international competitions. For the majority …

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The Art of Ice Carving

Zoran Peric BIO Zoran Peric began bartending at an early age in his native Belgrade, Serbia. In 1996 he moved to London and soon began working behind the bar at the five-star Landmark Hotel where his passion for cocktails was truly sparked. He perfected his techniques for the classics and began experimenting with unusual combinations. …

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Discipline and Creativity

Luca Cinalli BIO Italian born Luca Cinalli is a man of many talents who has worked his way through every aspect of the hospitality industry. From fisherman to barista, to vegetable and butter sculpture to sommelier and master bartender, he’s done it all with class and grace. He’s consulted all over the world. He moved …

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Exploring new flavors

Marian Beke BIO Slovakian born Marian Beke, moved to London at 16 years old like so many others who wanted to work on their English speaking skills. She was quickly inspired by the city’s cocktail culture and found herself working as a bar back in night clubs and working her way through various restaurants, hotels, …

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